Why We Like The SB140 Turq T2 X01 Eagle AXS Mountain Bike
With the growing popularity of 29ers throughout the sport, Yeti has spent the last few years refining their big-wheeled lineup with the SB100, SB130, and SB150. While the wagon wheels certainly have their place when it comes to covering ground as quickly as possible, it's hard to beat the swift, responsive handling of a good 27.5in trail bike that inspires you to take all the bonus lines and jib off every trail feature in sight. Fortunately, Yeti hasn't forgotten that plenty of us ride bikes for the pure fun of it all, and that many of us still prefer the way that the tweener wheel size handles on our favorite trails. That's why we're happy to offer the Yeti SB140 Turq T2 X01 with XO1 AXS drivetrain. Equipped with 140mm of plush yet supportive Switch Infinity rear travel, a bump-gobbling 160mm Fox fork, a confidence-inspiring 65-degree head tube angle, and a 77-degree seat tube angle for efficient pedaling, the SB140 is made to dominate any trail and put a smile on your face while doing it. Epic rides on raw backcountry singletrack? Sure. Hot laps at the bike park? You bet. Enduro racing? Of course, if that's your thing. So go ahead, drag your handlebars through a berm, try new jumps and drops, pedal all day long, because the SB140 can do it all with unmatched precision and control.
The SB140's progressive geometry offers a steep and peppy 77-degree seat tube angle that's ideal for soaring up climbs, and hammering on pedals when you hit a buff section of flat, but this doesn't come at the cost of a compromised descent. Yeti crafts the front-end of the SB140 with a 65-degree head tube angle that's ideal to pair with a short-offset 160mm fork to soak up deep rock gardens, drops to flat, and terrain that might have you questioning your line choice. While the 27.5 wheels and peppy 140mm rear travel might have you thinking that this bike is all play, the long wheelbase and low bottom bracket height will tell you otherwise. It stays composed under pressure, and handles descents with confidence when other shorter bikes might waiver, without compromising its ability to come alive when you ask it to. It's also available in a full range of sizes from extra small to extra large, meaning almost any rider can comfortably fit on the SB140.
The build kit on this bike is everything we'd want out of high-end bike. Top-tier Fox Factory 36 fork and Factory DPX2 shock provide incredible traction and ride feel, with a wide range of adjustments to dial it in for your individual weight and riding style so you can charge the hardest lines with confidence. Stopping duties are handled gracefully by SRAM G2 RSC 4-piston brakes with excellent modulation for scrubbing speed, and plenty of outright stopping power to come to a complete halt. Acceleration is handled by a SRAM XO1 AXS wireless drivetrain that offers crisp, low-maintenance shifting with a wide gear range and SRAM's new 10 -52t wide range cassette that helps you crest the even steepest climbs. Yeti rounds out the kit with their in-house carbon bars, a trusty Fox Transfer dropper post, and a custom WTB Volt saddle with turquoise accents that match the bike perfectly.
- Yeti's aggressive 27.5in trail bike is a blast to rip on any trail
- 27.5in wheels respond quickly to rider input and boost fun factor
- 5.5-inches of Switch Infinity travel is plush and supportive
- Longer wheelbase improves composure for steeps and high speeds
- Steep seat tube puts you in a comfy position to hammer out climbs
- Slack 65-degree head tube inspires confidence on the descents
- Refined Turq level carbon is lighter, stiffer, and more durable than ever
- Lifetime warranty shows Yeti's confidence with its carbon fiber mastery